Beyond Earth Day
Organic Style Magazine
Organic Style Magazine features Julia Butterfly Hill, Randy Hayes and Amma for fresh perspectives on love, life and a sustainable future
San Francisco (April 22, 2008) - The Spring issue of Organic Style magazine (http://www.OrganicStyleMag.com) highlights visionaries who have taken courageous, inspiring action in pursuit of humanitarianism and environmental justice.
The cover story features Julia Butterfly Hill who lived - for 738 days - in an ancient redwood tree to save it from the lumber mill. Now, Hill's non-profit Engage Network works with groups across the nation on building community and undertaking social and environmental action, to help them, as Hill says, "at finding their own trees."
Also in this issue:
Earth Day Pioneer Denis Hayes, who helped launch the celebration, weighs in on today's environmental movement, from the phony to the practical to the world-changing. Page 42
Embracing the World
If there's a world record for hugging, surely it's held by Amma ("Mother"), the Indian-born spiritual teacher who once hugged 45,000 people in a 21-hour marathon and who is reported to have embraced more than 27 million people around the world. For Amma, compassion for all begins with the simplest, most basic act of human affection. (p. 55)
Vegetarianism saved my life!
Best-selling co-author Rory Freeman (Skinny Bitch and the cookbook Skinny Bitch in the Kitch) owes a lot-vibrant health and a clearer conscience-to vegetarian living. (p. 19)
Designer and author Jagatjoti Khalsa guides readers to transforming the front of the home into a temple of calmness, including an online video walkthrough. (p. 13)
Ceago Vinegarden, a model of biodynamic farming, is a lovely getaway north of San Francisco, as told by Mia Ljungberg, Organic Style's resident eco-travel expert. (p. 22)
5th generation Dutch flower farmer Hans Brand describes his path to growing sustainable flowers in America. (p. 33)
Dogs just wanna have fun
In her new book, PETA founder and president Ingrid Newkirk presents a light-hearted way to show your concern and love for pets. (p. 39)
Plus: beauty tips, eco-fashion, organic gardening, and the Organic Style Boutique Catalog, featuring dozens of eco-luxury products.
About Organic Style Ltd.:
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